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Calendar of Meetings, Deadlines & Workshops: Jun 1, 2005





Jun 5-9 53rd Annual Conference on Mass Spectrometry ASMS San Antonio, Texas Proteomics
Jun 5-9 American Society of Microbiology ASM Atlanta  
Jun 13-16 Beyond Genome CHI San Francisco Genomics
Jun 19-22 BIO 2005 BIO Philadelphia Genomics
Jun 25-29 ISMB 2005 ISCB Detroit, Mich. Bioinformatics/HPC
Jun 26-30 Drug Information Association 41st Annual Meeting DIA Washington, DC Clinical/Pharmaceutical


Aug 7-10 Foundations of Systems Biology in Engineering UCSB Santa Barbara, Calif. Systems Biology
Aug 7-12 Drug Discovery Technology World Congress IBC Boston Clinical/Pharmaceutical
Aug 21-24 European Congress on Biotechnology: Bringing Genomes to Life EFB Copenhagen Genomics
Aug 28-Sep 1 HUPO Fourth Annual World Congress HUPO Munich Proteomics


Sep 4-6

Therapeutic Applications of Computational Biology

EBI Hinxton, UK Bioinformatics
Sep 11-13

Microarray Gene Expression Data Society meeting

MGED Bergen, Norway Microarrays/Gene Expression
Sep 11-15

Society for Biomolecular Screening Conference & Expo

SBS Geneva Clinical/Pharmaceutical
Sep 12-15

Chips to Hits

IBC Boston Microarrays/Gene Expression
Sep 15-18

Oligonucleotide Therapeutics Society Annual Meeting

OTS New York City RNAi/Clinical/Pharmaceutical
Sep 23-26 PROKAGEN: European Conference on Prokaryotic Genomes  

Gottingen, Germany

Sep 28-29 RNAi Europe Select Conf. Amsterdam RNAi


Oct 2-4 Genomics in Business 2005 Keygene Wageningen, The Netherlands Genomics
Oct 11-13 TechnoPharm 2005 N rnbergMesse N rnberg, Germany


Oct 17-20

GSAC 2005: Genomes, Medicine, and the Environment

JCVSF Hilton Head, SC Genomics
Oct 18-20


Deutsche Messe Hannover, Germany  
Oct 19-22 International Conference on Systems Biology MIT CSBi Boston

Systems Biology

Oct 20-21 NIH Research Festival NIH Bethesda, Md.  
Oct 25-29

Annual Meeting: American Society of Human Genetics

ASHG Salt Lake City, Utah Genomics
Oct 26-30

Genome Informatics

CSHL Cold Spring Harbor Bioinformatics/HPC


Nov 5-8

19th International Mouse Genome Conference

IMGS Strasbourg, France Genomics
Nov 9-13 Comparative & Functional Genomics Workshop Wellcome Trust Hinxton, UK


Nov 10-13 The Genomic Revolution: Implications for Science and Health NAS/Keck Irvine, Calif. Genomics
Nov 12-17 Comparative Genomics of Eukaryotic Microorganisms ESF-EMBO Sant Feliu de Guixols, Spain Genomics
Nov 12-18 SC2005: High-Performance Computing, Networking & Storage ACM/IEEE Seattle Bioinformatics/HPC
Nov 14-15 Computational Intelligence in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology IEEE San Diego Bioinformatics/HPC
November CAMDA05: Critical Assessment of Microarray Data Analysis Duke Durham, NC Microarrays/Gene Expression


June 1 — Submission deadline for final papers, Foundations of Systems Biology in Engineering annual meeting


June 1 — Early bird registration due, GSAC 2005: Genomes, Medicine, and the Environment


June 15 — Applications due for RFA-HG-05-013, NHGRI’s program to study the K23 mechanism using genomic or proteomic technologies


June 15 — Applications due for RFA-AA-06-002, NIAAA’s program to identify biomarker signatures for alcohol consumption. Applications for the related program, RFA-AA-06-001, are due July 15.


June 21 — Abstract submission deadline, American Society of Human Genetics


July 12 — Full proposals due for the Genes and Genome Systems Cluster funding program through NSF. Apply to PD 04-1112 in FastLane.


July 15 — Proposals due for the Biological Research Collections Program, funding opportunity 05-575 through NSF. $6 million will be allocated to approximately 20 grant winners.


July 28 — Abstract submission deadline, American Society for Cell Biology 45th annual meeting


July 31 — Registration deadline, HUPO Annual World Congress


July 31 — Submission deadline, IEEE’s Symposium on Computational Intelligence in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology


August 3 — Abstract deadline, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory’s Genome Informatics conference


August 18 — Applications due for USDA grant opportunity Porcine Genome Sequencing Program through the National Research Initiative Competitive Grants Program. Estimated total funding, $5 million.


September 16 — Abstracts due to participate in poster session (with potential invitation to speak) at The Tapestry of Life: Lateral Transfers of Heritable Elements, a colloquium sponsored by the National Academy of Sciences, to be held in Irvine, Calif., Dec. 12-13.


October 1 — NIH standard deadline for new research grants, research career awards, education (R25) grants, program project grants, and center grants


October 3 — Abstract submission deadline for PAG XIV, the annual plant and animal genomics conference held in San Diego next January. Abstracts must be no more than 250 words.


October 5 — Deadline to apply for funding from NSF for the Instrument Development for Biological Research Program, which supports new or improved instrumentation “likely to have a significant impact on the study of biological systems at any level.”


October 14 — Deadline to submit poster abstracts for the 2006 AUTM annual meeting, to be held March 2-4 in Orlando. Poster topics should be directly related to technology transfer issues, according to the organizers.


The Scan

Study Finds Sorghum Genetic Loci Influencing Composition, Function of Human Gut Microbes

Focusing on microbes found in the human gut microbiome, researchers in Nature Communications identified 10 sorghum loci that appear to influence the microbial taxa or microbial metabolite features.

Treatment Costs May Not Coincide With R&D Investment, Study Suggests

Researchers in JAMA Network Open did not find an association between ultimate treatment costs and investments in a drug when they analyzed available data on 60 approved drugs.

Sleep-Related Variants Show Low Penetrance in Large Population Analysis

A limited number of variants had documented sleep effects in an investigation in PLOS Genetics of 10 genes with reported sleep ties in nearly 192,000 participants in four population studies.

Researchers Develop Polygenic Risk Scores for Dozens of Disease-Related Exposures

With genetic data from two large population cohorts and summary statistics from prior genome-wide association studies, researchers came up with 27 exposure polygenic risk scores in the American Journal of Human Genetics.